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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: $5 computers, cold-brew coffee makers, and more

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In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects.

Cold brew coffee tastes just as rich, complex, and delicious as its higher-temp brother — but it doesn t contain many of the bitter oils, fatty acids, and other undesirable elements like ketones, esters, and amides.

It s a bit different from other cold brew coffee brewers because it utilizes a Dutch-style drip method instead of the traditional tea bag technique.

Though both methods offer a cup of coffee that s less acidic and smoother than your run-of-the-mill drip coffee machine, the drip method of cold brew coffee produces coffee that s richer and fuller bodied while taking a fraction of the time to brew — four to five hours instead of the tea bag method s 12.

If you ve ever felt like regular weather forecasts don t offer the granular level of detail you re looking for, then you should definitely check out BloomSky — a startup that aims to do for weather what Waze does for traffic.

The first — and most notable — is the company s second-generation weather camera station, which measures temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and precipitation.

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